Impossible is Impossible

This blog is my way of reflecting upon life. Life is about living and learning. As I live and learn I’m going to reflect upon this life I lead. Hopefully I'll offer something insightful with my postings. If you learn nothing else from me, know this that “impossible is impossible”.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016


Earlier today I had two calls about two different opportunities. The first call I was really excited about, but my hopes quickly faded when I learned it wasn’t what I thought it was, but still I listened. You listen because you learn more when you do. Then what happens next, the call drops out of nowhere, a sure sign of something. I instantly thought #heygodisthatyou

Two hours later a second call about something right up my alley. I feel more confident, a little more self-assured. I am more at peace with whether I get it or I don’t. Surely a sign of something. Again I asked myself #heygodisthatyou

I think I know the answer.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The List

The List:

"Why I stayed in Boston"
Has Boston moved beyond its racially turbulent past? We asked five minority leaders why they decided to build their lives here. They offered reflections that took on more urgency following last week’s racist tweets directed at a black hockey player.

"The Price of Ambition"

Bridget Kelly
"Stranger to Love"

 Thinking about even more ... Commencement

Hopefully I successfully complete these exams so I can get that master's!

Ciao for now!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

When will it end?

Whenever I read a headline like "Brooklyn teen busted in beating death of girlfriend’s 23-month-old baby," I literally think to myself, oh but when will it end?

When will children be protected by those who should love them most, and care for them the best?

When I was a writer for, NBC News' African-American oriented news site I literally wrote an article entitled, "How to know it's safe for a boyfriend to watch the kids."

If there was anyone more taken aback by the fact that such an article needed to be written it was probably me. Maybe it's the part of me who loves kids that is instinctively saddened and outraged, maybe it's the fact that I'm a former childcare provider, I'd like to think that it's my human instinct of compassion which makes me care so much.

Then I think to the little Mya Carr who was allegedly beaten to death by her own father for as the media reported "soiling herself."

There are so many children in need of protection, in need of defending, and obviously therefore devoid of the love and care you'd expect would nurture their bodies, minds, and spirits.

As Yolanda Adams once sang, "What about the children?"

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I promise not to let you down

Looking at the bio I have for a site I'm the contributing editor of made me think of my third grade teacher Mrs. Chestine Ray.

I remember once hearing her say of me to another teacher, "That boy is going to be somebody one day."

It's people like Mrs. Ray {may she rest in peace} and all my teachers and of course my family that every day I say "I promise not to let you down."

As was said in one of my favorite movies "The Great Debaters", "We do what we have to do in order to do what we want to do."

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Esperanza Spalding & Algebra Blessett - Black Gold Official Video

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Some need to learn to "Do what's right"

@USAirways should be ashamed of it’s “refund policy”

US Airways just posted a $95 million third quarter profit yet refuses to offer a $4,200 refund to my friend Lynn McKain (US-11MCKAIN-L86L06 - T1W) despite proof from her oncologist that her now incurable breast cancer has returned. As a consumer I find the airlines behavior insensitive, & disrespectful. So much for customers first and their alleged vow “The safety and satisfaction of our customers is a top priority for our airline.”

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Friday, July 08, 2011

"5 From 30"

A few months ago I was talking to my friend D and he asked how old I was at that moment. At the time I was 24, months away from today, the day when I turn 25. He said oh you're "5 from 30." Instantly I felt old and I panicked. I think inside myself I thought will I hit my target {whatever it is}, are things going as planned, am I on the right time track?

The target, the plan, the time track, where exactly I'm headed I was unsure of, and it's not much clearer today. For the last ten months I've been employed by the top television news division in the United States, and arguably in the world. For anyone in my chosen career field it is the ultimate position to be in. I regularly talk with network producers, correspondents, and executives reporting some of the most important stories of today. Many days I'm fortunate enough to assist in the news gathering for pretty important broadcasts. I have had a front row seat to history.

In about a months time I'm giving it up though. I'm walking away from my job in order to get a master's degree I'm still figuring out how to afford. In my heart against all logic, defying rhyme and reason, I felt the risk was one worth taking. Just last weekend I stood in my New York city apartment and thought to myself, what in the hell have I done? Have I sabotaged my career, ruined potential professional relationships? Have I ended a great ending by hard stopping a great beginning?

Then today I read this , which reinforced so many things I've read recently words of wisdom from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to veteran journalist Belva Davis. Patrick's book "A Reason to Believe" reminded me I needed but one reason to believe. Davis' book "Never In My Wildest Dreams" summed up the past 10 months, except I did dream it. Three years ago on a trip to NYC I walked over to the building where I now work, looked up and said I'm going to work there one day, and it came to pass. 10 months ago I moved to NYC with an air mattress, a duffel bag, and a back pack and I've survived.

So I will continue to believe as one anchorwoman told me on one of my first days, "I will be great."

I will get back to this place, or I will get to a place that is all the better or right for me.

Besides I'm just "5 from 30" with hopefully a lot more time to go.